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The City of San Rafael is a charter city founded in 1913. The
mission of the City is to enhance the quality of life and to
provide for a safe, healthy, prosperous and livable environment in
partnership with the community. The City has a staff of 387
full-time employees and an annual budget of $82.4 million. City
departments include the City Manager's Office, Management Services,
Finance, Community Development, Community Services, Fire, Library,
Police, and Public Works.
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1400 Fifth Avenue San Rafael, 94901
Policy & Program Analyst
Fixed Term-Full-Time (up to 3 years)
Salary Range: $7,783 - $9,934 per month
Plus excellent benefits
Do you have a strategic mindset and like helping people overcome
Do you want to work on helping businesses understand the
resources available to them?
Are you interested in reducing bureaucracy and empowering staff
If so, please consider this exciting opportunity. . .
San Rafael employees are encouraged to bring new ideas to every
day work challenges, and find it rewarding to work in a friendly
and collaborative environment.
Keep reading if this interests you!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Apply by Friday, March 19, 2021, for first
The City of San Rafael is seeking qualified candidates for the
position of Policy & Program Analyst (Fixed-Term/Full-Time) to
perform professional administrative work in a variety of program
areas. To manage, coordinate and oversee assigned programs
including the development and administration of program
budgets, the negotiation and administration of contracts, the
preparation of grant proposals, and the preparation of reports and
recommendations; to provide employee and/or public information and
education regarding assigned programs. Individuals who are selected
to interview and pass the oral board successfully will be placed on
an eligibility list to fill future vacancies.
Although the City currently has one position to fill, the City
may be hiring for this same job classification (Policy & Program
Analyst) in departments throughout the City of San Rafael in the
coming months. Therefore, all who meet the minimum requirements for
this job should apply.
This current position reports to the Economic Development &
Innovation Department director and the position would be working
directly on the City's economic development program, including
business retention and outreach, economic resiliency planning, and
relationship building. This position will also assist in the
development of strategies to support business recovery and economic
vitality for the City of San Rafael. Work assigned may be in a
specific program area and/or specific projects, and programmatic
research and analysis.
The position is expected to work in partnership with other city
departments in implementing the City's goals. This position will
also provide support to the City's Together San Rafael innovation
initiative. The ideal candidate for this position is excited about
establishing partnerships within the organization and with other
local, regional, and state partners to promote economic development
and community economic resiliency.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND REPONSIBILITIES FOR this position include
the following. Other duties may be assigned as determined by the
* Perform a variety of responsible and technical administrative
and analytical assignments. * Assist in formulating programs
policies, goals and procedures; collect and compile relevant data
supporting recommendations. * Conduct surveys and perform research
and statistical analyses as required; prepare related reports. *
Analyzes issues and prepares reports for submission to the
Department Director or designee. * Coordinates the implementation
of assigned programs, policies and projects. * Prepares
comprehensive written reports regarding program activities. * Work
closely with community groups and organizations in public workshops
and meetings as needed. * Provide budget and invoice processing
support to the department. * Participate and support the City's
Together San Rafael innovation initiative. * Perform other duties
Economic Development - Program Analyst Responsibilities: (The
duties below are specific to the position in the Economic
* Assist with the City's economic recovery work including
helping to develop a strategy recovery plan. * Help provide
business retention and promotional support to San Rafael businesses
through the Covid-19 recovery. * Support the City's cannabis
program including quarterly tax collection, annual licensing
renewals, new policy implementation, and staff support to the
Measure G Tax Oversight Committee. * Act as a liaison with the
business community, including partnering with the San Rafael
Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Business Improvement District,
Downtown San Rafael Arts District and the Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce to deliver business support services. * Monitor and
respond to incoming business inquiries and provide support for
businesses interested in starting a new business in San Rafael. *
Assist in providing social media and marketing support for the
City's Life in San Rafael branding campaign. * Participate in
supporting the General Plan 2040 Economic Vitality goals and
Downtown Precise Plan.
* Principles and practices of local government. * Methods of
research, program analysis, and report preparation. * State
legislative procedures. * Communications strategies. * Public
relations and relationship building. * Negotiations. * Computer
skills including graphics software. * Municipal budgeting.
* Communicate effectively. * Effectively plan, organize, and
prioritize work, establish, and maintain effective relationships
with those contacted in the course of work. * Operate a vehicle
observing legal and defensive driving practices.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Any combination of experience and
education that would likely provide the required knowledge and
abilities is qualifying. A Typical way to obtain the knowledge and
abilities would be:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university
with major course work in public administration, economic
development/city planning, business administration, or a related
field and three years of progressively responsible analytical,
administrative, or managerial experience.
The ideal candidate for this position will have at least two
years of relevant experience with economic development policy and
programmatic work. Government experience is desirable.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business
periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or
government regulations. Fluency in Spanish is desirable.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability
and statistical inference, and fundamentals of geometry. Ability to
apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and
proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of
concrete variables in situations where only limited
standardizations exists. Ability to interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid California Driver's License.
The physical demands here are representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands
to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or
hear. Employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and
occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Vision abilities
required include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those and employee encounters while performing
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works
near video display. The noise level in the work environment is
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
City of San Rafael application is required. Resumes do not
substitute for the City application. Candidates should detail
related education and experience on the application since this
information will be used to determine who will be invited to
participate in the next phase of the examination process.
The examination process may include any or all of the following:
Application appraisal, oral board examination, and written
examination. The passing point for the oral and/or written
examination is 70%.
Prior to appointment, candidate must pass a background check and
To file an application, go to www.calopps.org. Select "Member
Agencies." Select "City of San Rafael." For more information on the
City of San Rafael, go to www.cityofsanrafael.org. Follow this link
to submit your application materials:
Reasonable Accommodation: The City of San Rafael will make
reasonable accommodations in the exam process to accommodate
disabled applicants. If you have a disability for which you require
an accommodation, please contact us at 415-485-3474 no later than
seven (7) calendar days before the interview and/or test date.
Policy & Program Analyst Job Announcement.pdf
The City of San Rafael offers an attractive compensation and
benefits program. The salary for this position is $7,783 - $9,934
per month and a competitive benefits program including:
* Retirement: Participation in PARS (Public Agency Retirement
System). Employer contribution of 3.75% and employee contribution
of 3.75% of their salary to the retirement plan. * Health
Insurance: Full flex cafeteria plan which can be applied to a
health plan (Employee Only - $634.57; Employee + 1 - $1,269.13;
Employee + Family - $1,649.88) * Dental Insurance: Fully paid for
employee and dependents. * Vision Insurance: Fully paid for
employee and dependents. * Administrative Leave: Ten (10) days of
administrative leave per year. Pro-rated based on hire date. * Sick
Leave: Twelve (12) days of paid sick leave per year. Pro-rated
based on hire date. * Vacation: Ten (10) days per year. Pro-rated
based on hire date. * Other Leave: Eleven (11) City holidays and
two (2) floating holidays.